Brown’s Transmission and full service automotive repair shop has a proud history in the Newark and Licking County areas. We are proud of our reputation as one of Newark’s oldest family repair shops, and we are committed to providing our customers with TOP QUALITY PRODUCTS and services at a competitive price.

Brown’s Transmission Repair has become the trusted expert in the diagnosis, service, and maintenance of automatic and standard transmissions, since starting up in 1959. After assessing the situation with your transmission, we will give you upfront information on what needs to be done to get you back on the road. If your transmission does require repair, Brown’s Transmission will rebuild your transmission right. We have two full-time transmission technicians dedicated only to repairing and rebuilding transmissions. We also back up our work with a 2-year, unlimited mile warranty. We know transmissions and when the time comes that you need transmission service, no one does it better than your local Brown’s Transmission expert technicians.

We work on any type, make, or model of vehicle, and whether you drive a car, truck, or SUV; manual or automatic transmission; foreign, domestic, luxury or economy, we know your transmission. We have a huge stock of transmissions at our shop to get you in and out much quicker than the other guys.

Worried about the cost of a transmission repair?

Some people believe rather than mess with a transmission repair, they should just buy some new wheels. It’s important to understand the true costs of buying a new vehicle (or a used vehicle) before going down that path.

If you buy something new, you have to deal with acquiring a new loan and car depreciation. A new vehicle loses most of its value in the first five years you own it, and you will lose thousands of dollars as soon as you drive off the dealer’s lot.

If you buy a used vehicle you may just inherit someone else’s problems. Not to mention, if you plan on trading in your vehicle with a transmission problem, the value they give you for the trade-in will be a lot less.

We can help with financing!
Ask about our 90-day same as cash, and financing is also available; just ask our courteous staff and they will give you all the details.

As a car owner, it can be easy to ignore your wheel alignment until you need a new set of tires. However, just like getting an oil change, your car’s wheel alignment requires routine maintenance. Knowledgeable and experienced, the friendly professionals at Brown’s Transmission share that getting a tire alignment regularly is crucial for a variety of reasons.

Why You Need to Get Your Wheels Aligned


Regular tire alignments are vital for the safety of you, your passengers, and other drivers on the road. When your alignment is off, your car will veer toward the left or right, which can be distracting and dangerous. Aligned wheels provide better control of the car and decrease the risk of a total breakdown.

Better Fuel Economy

Improperly aligned tires...READ MORE

Drivability and Diagnostics deal with the smoothness and steadiness of acceleration and automation of a vehicle. When something isn’t running right, you can usually tell. At Brown’s Transmission, we know that getting the proper tune-ups and maintenance will help prolong your vehicle’s life by taking the time to have critical parts maintained. A small, inexpensive problem, when ignored, can turn into a monumental, high-cost mess. Who needs that? That’s why it is imperative to have you vehicle looked at by our professional staff on a routine basis. This will ensure your best chance at keeping your vehicle on the road where it should be.

Below are some regular maintenance services and tell tale signs that there may be a problem.

Your vehicle’s brake system is responsible for your safety on the road, as well as that of other drivers, so it’s important to ensure it’s functioning properly. Brown’s Transmission Services & Full Service Auto Repairs in Newark, OH, understands that without a trained eye, determining when you need brake repairs is difficult. Below, they share a few tips more »

Your vehicle’s heating and air conditioning system can be very confusing because it involves complicated diagnostics and repair procedures. At Brown’s Transmission, we can take care of all of your heating and air conditioning needs. Our heating and air conditioning mechanics are highly trained and use the latest equipment to maintain and/or repair your vehicle’s heating and air system.

Full System Repairs

When something goes wrong with your vehicle’s AC or heating system, our technicians are standing by to fix your problems right the first time. From water pumps, heater cores, radiators, head gaskets, & thermostats, our highly skilled mechanics are here to assist you with any heating and cooling problem you may have.
System Evacuation and Recharge

Keeping your vehicle cool under the hood may only mean a quick part replacement, or it could involve more complicated repairs. At Brown’s Transmission, our professional and friendly technicians will pinpoint your vehicle’s cooling system problems to determine what work is needed and get it fixed.

Old coolant/antifreeze can destroy components of the cooling system and even the engine. At Brown’s Transmission, our cooling system services are an important preventative maintenance measure. This service will help prevent rust, corrosion, leaks, and engine damage that can be caused by old coolant/antifreeze. It will also improve cooling efficiency to provide a more comfortable vehicle environment.

This vehicle AC service repair ensures proper refrigerant recovery through evacuation, fill, and recharge, bringing a mechanically sound system back to its original performance.

  • AC performance evaluation service
  • Evacuation & recharge of refrigerant
  • Inspection and adjustment of drive belt tension (if necessary and applicable)
  • Clean condenser fins (if needed)

Flushing your Engine Coolant is still important .  Most mechanics recommend a routine flush every 40,000 miles, or you can check your vehicle owner's manual for recommended coolant change intervals.  So now that you know it's important to flush your cooling system, and you can't remember when the last time it was done,  call Brown's Transmission Services and Full Service Auto Repairs to set up an appointment.

Of all the symbols on your car’s dashboard, the check engine light calls for the most urgent response. However, unlike other indicators, such as the temperature, battery, and door warnings, the check engine light is not always straightforward.

Here are five common reasons it turns on: READ MORE

Good tires help your vehicle run the way it was designed and help you travel between destinations safely.

Buying car tires is easy.  It's finding the right ones for your car that can be difficult.

Get it wrong, and you can hobble your car's performance and its ability to tackle any type of weather.

Since car tires usually need to be replaced every three to four years, here's a refresher course on how to make sure you're getting the right ones.

Most car tires fall into three main types: all-season, summer, and winter.  Most people buy all-season tires because it's easier and cheaper than buying one set for the winter and another for the summer.

All-season car tires deliver good, well-rounded performance but are never outstanding in any way.  Summer tires deliver on handling dry/wet braking, but they have dismal snow traction.  By contrast, winter tires have outstanding snow traction but just fair braking ability on cleared roads.

REMEMBER..."A bad attitude is like a bad tire.  If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere"

When done at the recommended times, [tire rotation] can preserve balanced handling, traction, and even out tire wear.  Tire rotation can even provide performance advantages.

When should tires be rotated?  We recommend that tires be rotated every 3,000 to 5,000 miles even if they don't show signs of wear.  Tire rotations can often be done with oil change intervals while the vehicle is off the ground.  This can also be a good time to have your tires re-balanced if the vehicle has developed a vibration.  it is also a good time to inspect the tires for damage, check for uneven wear by checking your tire pressure.

Remember, tire rotation can't correct wear problems due to worn mechanical parts or incorrect inflation pressure.

Completing routine maintenance on your vehicle keeps it running properly and helps you avoid preventable repairs down the road. An easy way to keep your car in excellent working order is to change the oil on a regular basis. However, knowing how frequently to do this can be a bit confusing. To clear the matter up, Brown’s Transmission, a third-generation car mechanic in Newark, OH, explains how often you should get oil changes and why.

Oil lubricates engine parts to keep them running smoothly, in addition to cooling them down. Without oil, your motor will fail. Engine repairs can be expensive, so keeping up with regular oil changes can help keep your car out of the auto repair shop.

Historically, the rule of thumb for oil changes was to swap it out every 3,000 miles. However...READ MORE

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